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'Broken' tops British Independent Film Awards nominations

November 05, 2012|By Susan King
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The drama "Broken" led the way Monday with nine nominations for the British Independent Film Awards, including best film.  Rufus Norris was nominated in the debut director and director categories. Also nominated were Tim Roth as lead actor and Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear as supporting actor. Ben Wheatley's "Sightseers" and Peter Strickland's "Berberian Sound Studio" earned seven nominations each.

Joining those three titles in the category of best film are "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "The Imposter."

Besides Norris, the nominees for best director are Wheatley, Strickland, John Madden for "Exotic Marigold" and Bart Layton for "The Imposter."

Lead actress nominees are Alice Lowe for "The Sightseers," Andrea Riseborough for "Shadow Dancers," Elle Fanning for "Ginger & Rosa,"  Judi Dench for "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and Meryl Steep for "The Iron Lady."

Vying with Roth for lead actor are Riz Ahmed for "Ill Manors," Steve Oram for "Sightseers," Terence Stamp for "Song for Marion" and Toby Jones for "Berberian Sound Studio."

The Moet British Independent Film Awards will be handed out in London on Dec. 9

Here's a list of top nominations:

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM

Berberian Sound Studio

Broken

Sightseers

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Imposter

DIRECTOR

Bart Layton– The Imposter

Ben Wheatley– Sightseers

John Madden– The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Peter Strickland– Berberian Sound Studio

Rufus Norris– Broken

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Bart Layton– The Imposter

Ben Drew– Ill Manors

Rowan Athale– Wasteland

Rufus Norris– Broken

Sally El Hosaini– My Brother the Devil

SCREENPLAY

Abi Morgan– The Iron Lady

Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Amy Jump– Sightseers

Mark O'Rowe– Broken

Paul Andrew Williams– Song for Marion

Peter Strickland– Berberian Sound Studio

LEAD ACTRESS

Alice Lowe (Tina) – Sightseers

Andrea Riseborough (Colette McVeigh) – Shadow Dancer

Elle Fanning (Ginger) – Ginger & Rosa

Judi Dench (Evelyn Greenslade) – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady

LEAD ACTOR

Riz Ahmed (Aaron) – Ill Manors

Steve Oram (Chris) – Sightseers

Terence Stamp (Arthur) – Song for Marion

Tim Roth (Archie) – Broken

Toby Jones (Gilderoy) – Berberian Sound Studio

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Alice Englert (Rosa) – Ginger & Rosa

Eileen Davies (Carol) – Sightseers

Maggie Smith (Muriel Donnelly) – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth) – Hyde Park on Hudson

Vanessa Redgrave (Marion) – Song for Marion

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Billy Connolly (Wilf) – Quartet

Cillian Murphy (Mike Kiernan) – Broken

Domhnall Gleeson (Connor) – Shadow Dancer

Rory Kinnear (Bob Oswald) – Broken

Tom Wilkinson (Graham Dashwood) – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Elliott Tittensor  – Spike Island

Eloise Laurence  – Broken

James Floyd  – My Brother the Devil

Paul Brannigan  – The Angels' Share

Zawe Ashton  – Dreams of a Life

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Berberian Sound Studio

Ill Manors

Sightseers

The Imposter

The Sweeney

 

DOCUMENTARY

Dreams of a Life

London: The Modern Babylon

Marley

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

The Imposter

INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

Amour

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Rust & Bone

Searching for Sugar Man

The Hunt

THE RAINDANCE AWARD

Frank

Strings

Love Tomorrow

City Slacker

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

THE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film)

To be announced

THE VARIETY AWARD

To be announced

THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

To be announced

 

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